I am a classic millennial multi-hyphenate, but mainly a writer and creative developer, based in the Bay Area. In a very recent past life, I was a literary manager.
In my six (!) years as a theatre professional, I have worked with organizations like 3Girls Theatre Company, 6newplays, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Crowded Fire Theater, Custom Made Theatre Company, foolsFURY Theatre Company, Golden Thread Productions, HowlRound, LMDA, Marin Theatre Company, Playwrights Foundation, SF Olympians, and Z Space. My experience has taught me that I am at my best when I use writing as a tool to help develop and amplify other people’s art.
The psychic soup we all live in is absurd as fuck, and I love to death any object—a play, a book, a podcast, a comic, a film, a song, a video game, a DnD campaign—that tackles the absurdity in ways that delight and devastate (not always at the same time). I am always going to work with playwrights, but I also want to work with other types of storytellers.
What kind of stories am I drawn to? I’m soaked in the circumstances of my birth. I am post-irony and pro-sincerity. I don’t have the patience for anything that doesn’t traffic in empathy. Some key aesthetic elements guaranteed to pull me in: history not as a backward-facing, look-how-far-we’ve-come congratulatory exercise, but as a forward-facing constant study of how to better the human experience. Stylized ways of depicting stress, grief, self-loathing and despair without stigmatizing or romanticizing mental illness. Friends having a low-stakes good time together (particularly when the friends are members of groups that have historically only been depicted as suffering and stereotypical). And lots of variations on those themes.
Current/future projects: Collaborating with the playwrights Elizabeth Flanagan and Weston Scott on two new plays in development. Going from “aspiring podcaster” to “actual podcaster” with two podcasts in development. One is a scripted nonfiction podcast exploring theatre history, with episodes that are deep dives on specific artists or plays/musicals from yesteryear. The second is an unscripted discussion podcast, going book-by-book through the Animorphs series.
(Here is where I should proably disclose that my entire worldview is shaped by Animorphs)